October 24, 2019

Police: 39 dead in UK trailer were Chinese nationals

MicroStockHub/iStock(LONDON) -- The 39 people found dead in a trailer in the United Kingdom are all believed to be Chinese nationals, police said Thursday. Emergency services were called to an industrial park in the town of Grays in Essex, southeast England, at around 1:40 a.m. local time Wednesday when the vehicle was discovered to have people inside. Thirty-nine people, 31 men and eight women, one of whom was a teenager, were pronounced dead at the scene. A 25-year-old man from Northern Irela..
October 24, 2019

US Syria envoy warns of risks of troops withdrawing as Trump touts ceasefire deal

omersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- While President Donald Trump was heralding the ceasefire deal his administration reached with Turkey over its offensive into northeast Syria, his special envoy for Syria was on Capitol Hill warning about the risks of U.S. troops withdrawing, Islamic State fighters escaping and the possibility of Turkish forces committing war crimes. Ambassador James Jeffrey, a veteran diplomat who came out of retirement to take on the role, offered a frank assessment of the cu..
October 23, 2019

Driver arrested after 39 bodies found in tractor-trailer near London, police say

Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(LONDON) — A murder investigation has been launched after 39 dead bodies were discovered in a tractor-trailer about 20 miles east of London, police said Wednesday. Emergency services were called to an industrial park in the town of Grays in Essex, southeast England, at around 1:40 a.m. local time when the vehicle was discovered to have people inside. Thirty-nine people, one of whom was a teenager, were pronounced dead at the scene. A 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland ha..
October 23, 2019

Hong Kong extradition bill officially withdrawn

spawns/iStock(HONG KONG) -- After 20 weeks of protests in Hong Kong the controversial extradition bill that started it all has been officially withdrawn from the Hong Kong Legislature. The Fugitive Offenders Legislation, which sparked over four months of protests, would have allowed suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. That fueled anger amongst citizens who feared that Beijing’s leaders were encroaching on their freedoms. The call for its withdrawal quickly grew into a movement with..